BMC to lay water pipeline in Juhu-Koliwada area
Going by assurances given by civic officials, residents of Juhu-Koliwada will get adequate water before Diwali as the Hydraulic Engineering department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will lay a new pipeline to supply water. The new pipeline will boost supply to areas which are not getting water for some time.
DNA has earlier reported about poor supply of water for almost a month in JuhuKoliwada.
Officials from the Hydraulic Engineering department visited the area on Saturday to take stock of the situation. They faced ire from residents as there was no water despite water being supplied at that time.
Sanjay Arte, deputy hydraulic engineer of Western
Suburbs admitted that there is some problem of water supply in the area. “We have decided to lay new pipeline to increase water supply,” said Atre. He added that the problem is not new in the area and the solution is only to lay a new pipeline.
The new pipeline is a cross connection with the main water pipeline to fetch water to areas which are not getting water or getting very little water. According to the official, Juhu-Koliwada is at the end of the supply network and this is one of the reasons why water reaches there at alow pressure.
Arte said that around 50 to 60-metre long pipeline will be laid to resolve the problem.
For almost one month, residents in the western suburbs are facing acute water shortage. Their problem began after the hydraulic department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had announced a water cut from 10 am on September 25 to 10 am on September 26, as it had to connect the newly constructed PowaiVeravali tunnel to the recently constructed Powai-Veravali tunnel with the surface pipeline.
Earlier, officials from the Hydraulic engineering had claimed that shortage was due to problem in valve in Veravali reservoir. The valve issue was rectified on Wednesday.
Hydraulic dept officials visited area on Saturday to take stock of the situation